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This Date In Flyers History...April 28

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
April 28, 1974...Flyers Lose to NY Rangers, 2-1 in overtime

On this date in 1974, the Flyers lost to the Rangers in New York, 2-1 in overtime, in Game Four of their Semifinal series.

The Flyers' Joe Watson opened the scoring in the game with a first-period goal at 15:32. The Rangers' Bobby Rousseau scored a power play goal at 18:13 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1.

Barry Ashbee is one of four                   After a scoreless third period, Rangers forward Rod Gilbert
players to have his uniform                  scored the game-winning goal at 4:20 of the first
number retired by the Flyers                 overtime period.

The Rangers' win would even the series at two games apiece. The Flyers would win the series in seven games and advance to the franchise's first Stanley Cup Finals appearance.

During the overtime period, Flyers defenseman Barry Ashbee was forced to leave the game after being struck in the eye by a puck after a slap shot by Ranger Dale Rolfe. It would be his last game as a Flyer. He would retire due to the injury on June 4, 1974.
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